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South Korea Named 'Top Sugar Market'

13 September 2010

AUSTRALIA – Cane producers in the Australian state Queensland have reportedly sold more than 20 million tonnes of raw sugar this year to the Asian nation South Korea.

According to ABC News, the export milestone – surpassed this week – has made South Korea the country's largest sugar export market.

Neil Taylor, chief executive of state marketing body Queensland Sugar, told the news provider that the achievement was a demonstration of Australia's strong reputation as a high-quality producer.

"All the mills in Queensland make to a similar standard, which means we can guarantee very sensitive markets like Korea a high standard of sugar, which they can't really get from the likes of Brazil and Thailand," he added.

Meanwhile, sugar producers in Fiji are reportedly expecting a 60, 70 or even 80 per cent drop in tonnage of cane output this year.

According to, this is the reality facing cane farmers in the Western Division as a result of a prolonged dry spell.

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